The district continues to implement new technology and software in support of student learning and to improve access to information. During the 2015-16 school year we will be releasing several new applications for families. Below you will find a list of the new applications, as well as a brief description about the function of each application.
Grades & Attendance
The district has implemented a new Grades & Attendance application, replacing Parent Internet Viewer (PIV). The new Grades & Attendance application will allow you to view your student(s) demographic information, address, and alerts for various areas such as approval for including your student in the yearbook or limiting their internet access. Mid-September, parents and guardians will receive either an email or letter that will provide them with their account name and password. Over the course of the next 1-2 years, this account name and password will be developed to allow families to access multiple applications with the same username and password.
Brightspace is the district’s Learning Management System which houses the courses offered by the district. When your student logs in they will be able to view the classes/courses that he/she is currently enrolled in. In each course area, students will be able to see assignments, announcements and calendar events their teacher has added. Students will also be able to take quizzes online and submit work if the teacher uses the drop box feature.
The district website and individual school websites have been redesigned to improve communication and navigation. Consistent navigation options are now available on all sites and icons have been added to support visual navigation. Quick Link menus have been added for Students, Families, Community and Staff in the top right hand corner. Links included in these menus for Students and Families include Grades & Attendance, Brightspace, Pay Fees & Fines, etc.
Office Pro Plus
Every student in our district now has access to Microsoft Office 365, free of charge. Office 365 includes access to the latest version of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote. To download your student’s copy, go to http://getoffice365.bsd405.org.